Business Analyst, Aladdin - Technical.ly

Business Analyst, Aladdin

Macquarie |  Philadelphia, PA | Dev / Eng

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Become an integral part of our team at Macquarie Asset Management as a Business Analyst who possesses strong project management skills to support our Investment Teams across strategic business initiatives utilizing our core technology platforms.

You will be a member of the Enterprise Digital Data and Platform Team responsible for driving global transformation.   In this role you will collaborate with our Investment, Technology and Operations teams to understand business needs and drive change throughout the organization centered around our core platform, Aladdin.  You must excel in dynamic fast-paced environments and adapt quickly to changing business needs.  The position is based in Philadelphia and global travel could be up to 15%.

In this role you will be responsible for working with key stakeholders, vendors and technology to define requirements, design solutions and drive delivery across the organization.  Strong knowledge of the Buy Side Trade Lifecycle is essential for this role.  You will be responsible for various day to day activities ensuring our systems and business areas are operating effectively each day.

The ability to operate in a dynamic environment with moderate levels of supervision are essential for success. You will be detailed oriented with strong analytical and communication skills. The ability to build relationships and collaborate with various levels across the organization in order to define and drive projects globally will be key to the success in this role.

The requirements for this role are:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of related work experience with strong knowledge of the Buy Side Trade Lifecycle
  • Project Management Experience
  • BlackRock Aladdin systems knowledge a plus

We would love to hear from you! To learn more about Macquarie visit www.macquarie.com/careers

About Macquarie Asset Management

Macquarie Asset Management is a large scale, global asset manager, providing clients with access to a diverse range of capabilities and products across infrastructure, real estate, natural resources, private credit, fixed income, equities, multi-asset and liquid alternatives. As at 31 December 2020, Macquarie Asset Management had $A550.9 billion of assets under management.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths, and an inclusive workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. At Macquarie, you’ll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If you’re inspired to deliver on our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’, we want you on our team. If you need adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, gender identity or any other impermissible criterion or circumstance. Macquarie also takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

We equip our people with the support to work in a range of flexible ways. Talk to us about what working arrangements would help you thrive.

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Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Dental
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision
  • Wellness Programs
Other
  • Travel
  • Work from Home
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • Mother Rooms
Perks & Discounts
  • Company Outings
  • Special Discounts
Professional Development
  • Online Trainings
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days

Talk to us about being an Australian company. How does that showcase itself in daily work life?

At Macquarie, we are proud of our Australian roots.  We believe in giving open and honest feedback. It all connects to our value of accountability. We voice our opinions in the room, not behind backs.

We’re also a little bit more casual, with friendly banter. You’ll most likely have someone give you a shortened version of your name.

From a business perspective, you’ll interact with colleagues in Australia, Asia and Europe, which is the cool thing about being part of a global company.

 

What kind of technology do you build?

Our teams create and maintain the technology which supports our investment management business. Macquarie offers investment management capabilities across a number of asset classes, including fixed income, equities and multi-asset solutions.  Our systems are built to manage end-to-end processes in an agile, secure and scalable manner. The tech teams often work in partnership with clients to constantly provide tech solutions that fit their needs.

 

What do you look for from tech candidates?

We really look for a problem-solving mindset vs. experience or skills in a specific language or framework. We want to see how you look at a problem and approach solving innovative and challenging technology projects.

Candidates don’t have to have experience in financial services, but you should be able to follow a client as they talk about the markets. As you will work closely with our investment managers, you’ll need to understand the business context in which we operate.

We’re also looking for people who are curious and not afraid to ask questions. We’re a culture that loves new ideas. We want people who will challenge us, our business and the way we’ve always done things.

 

What types of roles are you looking to fill?

Right now, we are looking for:

● Full-stack DevOps engineers

● Tech leads who are hands-on managers

At the moment, we continue to focus on automation, cloud for expansion, resilience and time to market. If these are passions or strengths of yours, we’d love to hear from you. It’s important for us to keep a pulse on emerging technologies and ideate how we can leverage those at Macquarie.

 

How do you approach growth and learning?

It’s very organic and aligns with our culture of opportunity. We work in smaller teams, so everyone has a chance to get their hands in a little bit of everything, including different parts of the business that you might not be trained in but are interested in learning more about.

We have a library of courses (online, in-house, on mobile), active employee network groups, Workplace by Facebook that keeps employees engaged, lunch and learns, and we often bring in guest speakers.

Each year we also look forward to the annual Macquarie Technology Conference. It’s a week-long conference where discussions range from artificial intelligence and virtual reality to big data and robotics. The entire company is invited to experience emerging technologies firsthand and hear from internal experts and external thought leaders from across the technology landscape.

Learning here is flexible to your style and interests. Most growth happens when someone takes the initiative to say, “I don’t have a background in this, but I have an interest in it. Can I work on this project?”

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